Chinese Tourists take over Destination Thailand

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The Land of Smile has a lot to smile about when it comes to 31.25 Million visitors arriving in the kingdom from January to October. The brightest smile should go to the more than 9 Million visitors from China.

Altogether tourism generated 1.63 trillion Thai Baht in tourism Revenue, up by 9.98% from the year before (2017)

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The largest increase in percentage is from HongKong, 25.43%

The top 3 visitor destinations after China are Malaysia and South Korea. The United States is number 9.

Rank Country No. of Arrivals %Change
1 China 9,022,192 10.03
2 Malaysia 3,179,768 12.73
3 South Korea 1,466,676 4.77
4 Lao PDR. 1,446,835 4.92
5 Japan 1,353,301 6.89
6 India 1,287,978 11.23
7 Russia 1,101,619 11.75
8 Vietnam 881,551 9.46
9 USA 875,485 5.61
10 Hong Kong 850,498